February 20, 2015


Mental Health

12% of dads develop postnatal depression
Irishhealth.com, 19-Feb-2015
As many as one in nine Irish fathers suffer with paternal postnatal depression, the results of a new study suggest.

Florence Welch opens up about mental health battle after nervous breakdown revelation
Independent.ie, 18-Feb-2015
Florence Welch has spoken candidly about her “chaotic” battling an “on and off relationship with drinking” and suffering from “a bit of a nervous breakdown”.

Stack of pancake parties to whip up funds for charity
Irish Examiner, 17-Feb-2015
Mental Health Ireland encouraged people to have a positive pancake day by drawing smiley faces on the treats before gulping them down.
Patrick's Day
Hot Press, 17-Feb-2015
Controversial director Terry McMahon puts his desire to delve into the uncomfortable to intriguing use in Patrick’s Day, a thought-provoking and much-needed exploration of mental illness and intimacy.

CUH’s €15m mental health unit on hold
Irish Examiner, 16-Feb-2015
The HSE shelves plans to open a state-of-the-art €15m psychiatric unit at Cork University Hospital last month after unions objected on foot of major concerns over staffing and health and safety.

What can parents do for children suffering from anxiety?
Irish Examiner, 16-Feb-2015
Catherine Shanahan explains how parents can assist and protect their children’s mental health if anxiety begins to dominate.
Powerful cannabis associated with a quarter of new psychosis cases
Irish Times, 16-Feb-2015
A six year study finds a powerful “skunk-like” cannabis is associated with one in four new cases of psychosis.


English and Welsh suicide rates at highest level for 15 years
Irish Times, 20-Feb-2015
English and Welsh suicide rates still high as suicide remains leading cause of death for men.

Volunteer river patrol group saves 300 from suicide
Irish Examiner, 20-Feb-2015
Suicide prevention group The Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol who patroll the River Shannon has saved almost 300 lives since setting up three years ago.

Easter cycle aims to raise mental health and suicide awareness
Dungarvan Observer, 20-Feb-2015
A charity cycle will take place in County Waterford on Easter Sunday which aims to raise awareness of mental health and suicide.

Male suicides at highest since 2001
The Argus, 19-Feb-2015
The UK's male suicide rate is at its highest level for more than a decade with a total of 6,233 suicides recorded in 2013 among people aged 15 and over, official figures have shown.
Marchers call for more action to prevent suicides
Irish Times, 18-Feb-2015
Over 100 young people took to the streets for an increased budget for mental health services on Wednesday  included a minute’s silence on O’Connell Bridge in memory of those who have died by suicide in recent years.